When You Google Yourself, What Do You Find?

If you’re looking for a job, you’re hopefully using social media, like Twitter and LinkedIn. And hopefully you’ve already Googled yourself, to see what potential employers—and yes, 89% of them are checking—might see about you. First, you want to make sure they don’t see anything negative. Second, you want to stand out from the competition.… Read More »

Know Who You’re Hiring! Various Types Of Employment Background Checks

The last thing you want, as a boss or a HR manager, is to hire someone with a risky background or a tainted past. And if a candidate has faked expertise, it can set projects back and make you lose face with clients. So what can you do? Consider doing any or all of these… Read More »

Are You In Marketing? How to Keep Your Job in 2012

Do you want to stay employed for another 12 months? It won’t be easy. Most of you are going to be asked to do better, and differently, in a worse economic environment, with less money. Keeping your job might be tough, so here are four resolutions that can help you stay employed. 1. Stop blindly… Read More »

The Job Search: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Remember how awful the beginning of the school year was when you were a teenager? For three long months you did what you wanted, when you wanted. If you felt like staying up late: no problem. If you wanted to sleep in: no problem. Little did you realize at the time—there was a problem! The… Read More »

Age is just a number… or is it?

Since the market collapse of 2008, it’s been a rough go for millions of Americans searching for work—regardless of the industry.  As you can imagine, with this many people on the job hunt—and a limited amount of openings—the process can become quite competitive. The amount of experience, education and overall general background will all come… Read More »

The Art of Writing a Cover Letter

As recruiters, we field cover letters and résumés on a daily basis. While some are extremely well crafted—perfectly showcasing all of their skill and attributes—some just fail to hit the mark. We understand that many of you may have a family, a second job and other obligations, but you must invest time and effort to… Read More »

It’s All in the Job Title

It may sound trivial, but job titles matter—no matter the industry.  In our everyday communications, we use job titles to describe and understand where one another fits in the company hierarchy and in the industry as a whole. If titles weren’t important, why would we put them on our business cards? Your title tells someone… Read More »

Is Your Business Prepared for the New Year?

It’s that time of the year again—it’s time to make sure your business has all its ducks in a row to start the new year. You’ve used December to reflect on the past year and now, in this last week of December, it’s time to focus on your company’s new goals for the upcoming year.… Read More »

What to Consider When Giving a Holiday Bonus

Holiday bonuses can go a long way to making employees happy, but they should be about more than compensation. They should be about appreciation. Big holiday bonuses are a longtime tradition for some industries, and the National Labor Relations Board has allowed unionized workers to make holiday bonuses a contractual obligation. But small businesses operate in… Read More »

The Importance of Making an Informed Decision in Your Job Search

After several months on the job search, it comes as a huge relief to be offered a position in your respected industry. As easy as it is to get ahead of yourself in the acceptance process, it’s important to take a moment to sit back and re-evaluate the position to ensure it is the best… Read More »